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Peugeot 2008 SUV - Practicality & boot space

A growth spurt means the Peugeot 2008 is now quite a bit more spacious

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

4.0 out of 5

One of the biggest reasons to choose a 2008 over a cheaper 208 is for its extra practicality. This is noticeable, with quite a bit more space for passengers and their luggage, which could sway a showroom shopper in its direction.

Peugeot 2008 interior space & storage

The 2008 might be based on the same underpinnings as the Peugeot 208, but there's 65mm more bodywork between the front and rear wheels. The most noticeable effect of this is improved legroom and knee room for rear passengers, and there's also plenty of space for their feet under the front seats.

Every 2008 gets ISOFIX child-seat mounting points on the rear seats, while GT-badged cars get a third set of points on the front passenger seat. It means that you can have three child seats without opting for a bulky people carrier.

There’s a useful storage cubby below the piano keys which, on GT and GT Premium, doubles up as a wireless charging plate for your phone. The storage zone in the central armrest (fitted on Allure Premium upwards) is deep but a little on the small side, while you’ll need to find somewhere to put the car’s handbook; the glovebox is half the width that you’d expect and won’t accommodate anything large.

Boot space

Boot space should impress most families, with 434 litres available behind the rear seats. That compares well against rivals, and while the Renault Captur can carry more luggage, you'll need to slide its rear seats forward, which also reduces space for rear passengers. Fold the rear seats flat, and there's 1,467 litres of luggage capacity, if you're prepared to load up to the roof.

Peugeot provides a false floor, which creates a flat floor when the back seats are folded, and makes loading heavy items easier. When you’re not using the parcel shelf, there’s room under the false floor to stash it.

Towing

Petrol and diesel versions of the Peugeot 2008 all have the same towing capacity of 1,200kg for a braked trailer. That's not a great deal for an SUV, but is a decent amount for a small hatchback, and should allow owners to tow a small caravan. It's worth noting that the e-2008 isn't currently rated to tow a trailer of any weight, so if you need to do so, that could be a sticking point.

Next Steps

Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Active Premium 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,715

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech Active Premium 5dr
  • Gearbox type
    Manual
  • Price
    £20,715

Fastest

  • Name
    1.2 PureTech 155 GT Premium 5dr EAT8
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £29,575

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